Justine Nasejje wins AfOx-Sponsored Kambule Dissertation Award!In line with the Africa Oxford Initiative’s aims to support academic excellence in African institutions, we sponsored the Kambule Dissertation Award of The Deep Learning Indaba -which takes place from 9th to 15th September, 2018 at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
Dr. Justine Nasejje was awarded the Kambule Dissertation Award for her thesis that advances the state of knowledge in survival analysis and develops research applications that seek to uplift the African continent by addressing its pressing public health challenges. Her PhD thesis, titled “Random Survival Forests: An Alternative Method in Analysing Time-to-event Data” was presented at The University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. As part of her award, Dr Nasejje will be hosted at the University of Oxford by AfOx to present her brilliant work. Additionally AfOx has paid full accommodation and travel expenses towards attending the 2018 Deep Learning Indaba.
The Kambule Dissertation Award recognises and encourages excellence in research and writing by doctoral candidates at African universities, in any area of computational and statistical sciences, and whose work demonstrates excellence through technical rigour, significance of contribution, and a strong role in strengthening African machine learning. It celebrates African research excellence, and its recipients are those that uphold Thamsanqa Kambule’s legacy as a defender of learning, a seeker of knowledge, an activist for equality, an activist for equality and a teacher who fought for high-quality education for black students in apartheid South Africa.
Dr Nasejje has a Bachelor of Science with education degree from Makerere University Kampala (Uganda) is currently a lecturer in the School of Statistics and Acturial Science at the University of the Wiwatersrand (South Africa).